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When there's a weather crisis, livestock owners may have difficulty finding hay and pasture for their animals. Alternative forage products may be the solution.
Radio interview source: Kevin Kline, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Illinois Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Weather disasters may make it...
Miniature horses are prone to overeating, which can cause health problems. If your mini eats like a horse, give it a special diet meant for the smaller equine.
Radio interview source: Chris Goodwin, Marketing Manager Horse Business Group, Purina Mills Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The nutritional needs of...
Sorry to say -- It starts with counting parasite eggs in feces
It is important for horse owners to stay abreast of the latest recommendations for parasite control, say experts at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. Back in the...
These tiny animals are big on popularity and personality.
Don't let horses and other livestock overgraze and waste feed
Drought takes a toll on pastures and hay availability. Mindy Hubert, South Dakota State University Extension small acreage field specialist provides this list of management tips to help you minimize...
Camping with your horse allows access to trails that you may not otherwise get to experience. Plan ahead, select a campsite, and get ready for an adventure.
Radio interview source: Gary White, Camper Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Camping is a popular way to enjoy the outdoors and bringing along a horse adds to...
When transporting horses, you want them to be comfortable and safe. Customize your own horse trailer to accommodate your needs and lifestyle.
Radio interview source: Randy Stamper, Sales and Marketing Manager, Hart Trailers Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Whether you transport horses to go trail...
Flat bumps on a horse's body may mean it has hives. There are many causes of equine hives. Food, medication, mosquitoes, even time of year can trigger them.
Radio interview source: Dr. Domenico Santoro, DVM, Dermatology, University of Illinois Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   If you see flat welts on your horse...
Motion detector spots this common ailment faster than the eye
The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. A University of Missouri equine veterinarian has developed a way to detect this problem using a motion detection system called the “...
Veterinarian shares advice about keeping horses safe during heat wave
The heat can play havoc with your horse’s health, resulting in dehydration, lethargy and general malaise. Severe heat stress may result in diarrhea and even colic. Janet Johnston, an emergency...